It’s crazy to even say “I’ve lost eighty pounds,” but I’ve done just that.  I mean, 80 pounds is huge, isn’t it?  I still have a long ways to go.  I realized yesterday that I’m only about half way to my ultimate goal which is losing a total 150 pounds.  But, as a New Years Resolution, I told myself to lose 100 pounds by my 40th birthday and I only need 20 more in the next 6 months to reach that goal!  To say that I am happy would be an understatement!

Me at my heaviest, August 2011:

And this is me today:

I am finally under the weight limit required to go Skydiving….something I’ve always wanted to do but could not because of my weight.  I’ve decided that for my big Four-Oh birthday, I am going to go Skydiving!  Hopefully I’ll psyche myself up enough in the next six months to actually go through with it.

I have to admit, it’s kinda fun actually being in the pictures lately since I’ve spent so much time avoiding cameras.